Jul 30, 2013 12:59 AM by AP, posted by Kirsten Bennett

Verdict reached in WikiLeaks court-martial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - A military judge has reached a verdict in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Col. Denise Lind said Monday she will announce her findings at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Monday was the third day of deliberations. Manning faces a possible life sentence if convicted of the aiding the enemy for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.

The 25-year-old also faces 20 other counts, including espionage, computer fraud and theft. He admittedly sent hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq.

In closing arguments last week, the defense portrayed Manning as a naive whistleblower who wanted to expose war crimes. Prosecutors call him an anarchist hacker and a traitor


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